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    ALA 2015: Sloan, Knight Foundation Grants For Digital Public Library of America

    The two new awards, coupled with significant earlier support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities, will help to establish the growth of DPLA’s "service hubs."

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    Cut to the Core: Education Reform and Libraries

    Another school year is drawing to a close, but amid the celebrations and public festivities, melancholy looms over the library profession.

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    ALA Questions Bid for Independent Copyright Office

    ALA joins a chorus of Internet and tech businesses in questioning a proposal to establish the U.S. Copyright office as its own independent agency.

  • Conferences

    ALA Annual Conference Kicks Off In San Francisco

    The 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference kicks off today in San Francisco with more than 25,000 librarians, publishers and vendors expected to descend on the Bay Area.

  • Shows & Events

    ALA 2015: Summer of Love

    The 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference, set for June 25–30 at the Moscone Center, should be quite a party. More than 20,000 librarians are expected to descend on the Bay Area for the show, which coincides with the city's annual Gay Pride Parade.

  • Shows & Events

    Fun with Metadata: How RDF Can Vastly Improve Book Discovery

    A new format holds promise for significantly better book discovery and accessibility than its forbearer—the MARC record.

  • Shows & Events

    ALA 2015: Comics: Not Just for Kids

    Adult comics collections in libraries have been slow to grow, even as the genre has surged in popularity and gained critical acclaim. We checked in with librarians from across the country to find out why.

  • Shows & Events

    ALA 2015: Pride and Programming

    PW columnist Brian Kenney offers his annual “highly subjective” list of ALA program highlights

  • Shows & Events

    Hacking Libraries

    An abridged excerpt from John Palfrey’s acclaimed new book Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

  • Content / e-books

    What’s Next for Scholarly Publishing? PW talks with John J. Regazzi

    The former Elsevier CEO is the author of a new book, Scholarly Communications: A History from Content as King to Content as Kingmaker

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